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6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person

6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person
2017, motherfuckers. Yeah! LET'S DO THIS. "Do what?" you ask. I DON'T KNOW. Feel free to stop reading this if your career is going great, you're thrilled with your life, and you're happy with your relationships. Via For the rest of you, I want you to try something: Name five impressive things about yourself. Note: I originally posted this in December of 2012, and to date it has drawn more than 20 million page views and been shared on Facebook more than half a million times. #6. Getty Let's say that the person you love the most has just been shot. Getty"OK, which one is the injured one?" You ask, "Are you a doctor?" The guy says, "No." You say, "But you know what you're doing, right? At this point the guy becomes annoyed. Confused, you say, "How does any of that fucking matter when my [wife/husband/best friend/parent] is lying here bleeding! Now the man becomes agitated -- why are you being shallow and selfish? Getty"I don't get it. Getty"Here's that shit you needed. #5. #4.

How Time Crystals Could Rewrite The Rules Of Physics If you overheard someone talking about time crystals in a bar, you’d think they were mad, or drunk. Or both. These things, theoretically, oscillate for eternity without any energy input whatsoever — and if that sounds like a perpetual motion machine, it’s because it is. Impossible, right? But what if it was a Nobel prize-winning physicists making the suggestion? Because that’s exactly the situation we find ourselves in. When matter crystallizes, its atoms spontaneously organise themselves into the rows, columns and stacks of a three-dimensional lattice. In other words, he’s saying it must be possible to create a crystal that has regular, time-varying motion going on inside — without any energy being dumped into the system. Fortunately, he has at least one team of researchers on his side. The only problem is that progress is slow: the Berkeley researchers have admitted that the project could take “anywhere between three and infinity years” to complete. Picture: Kostov/Shutterstock

Les choses importantes de la vie Un jour, un vieux professeur de l'École Nationale d'Administration Publique fut engagé pour donner une formation sur la planification efficace de son temps à un groupe d'une quinzaine de dirigeants de grosses compagnies nord-américaines. Ce cours constituait l'un des 5 ateliers de leur journée de formation. Le vieux prof n'avait donc qu'une heure pour passer sa matière. Ensuite, il sortit environ une douzaine de cailloux à peu près gros comme des balles de tennis et les plaça délicatement, un par un, dans le gros pot. Tous répondirent : "Oui". Le vieux prof leva à nouveau les yeux vers son auditoire et réitéra sa question: "Est-ce que ce pot est plein ?". Il se pencha de nouveau et, cette fois, sortit de sous la table une chaudière de sable. Cette fois, sans hésiter et en coeur, les brillants élèves répondirent: "Non!". Le vieux prof leva alors les yeux vers son groupe et demanda : "Quelle grande vérité nous démontre cette expérience?" "Non", répondit le vieux prof.

Hyperbole and a Half At around midnight last night, it started snowing. A lot. I got absurdly excited about it. I was like "Ohmigoditssnowingletsgoforawalkrightnow!!!!" And Boyfriend was like "It's 12:30 AM..." and I was like "So? My point is that after staring at me in silence for a few long moments in which I am sure he questioned some of his life decisions, Boyfriend was like "Fine." So Boyfriend got all bundled up while I checked to make sure everything was unplugged because I didn't want the house to catch on fire while we were gone and then I got dressed while Boyfriend sat on the couch in his snow-clothes looking like he was on some sort of detonation timer and if the timer went off we would no longer be allowed to go for a walk, so I put my hat and gloves on really fast and then I was like "I'm ready!" Boyfriend wanted to stop and take pictures of the snow and the pretty lights, but I was so excited that I took off running: And then I stopped because I had a really good idea and I yelled "Hey! Okay.

Craft the Life You Want: Creating a Blueprint for Your Future The craftsman is an archetype of manliness that has been with us for millennia. We admire his independence, his work ethic, and his unwavering sense of purpose. We envy the way he personally shapes and creates the fruits of his labor. While not many of us will ever make a living hammering horseshoes or chiseling wood, we are all artisans in a way, because we are all charged with crafting our own lives. Over the next three weeks, we’ll be offering a series of articles on how to craft a more remarkable life. Creating a Blueprint for Your Life Are you living the life you want or have you shoulded all over yourself for years and feel as though you’re simply going through the motions as you try to gain the approval of others? But many men today just drift along and let life happen to them. Well, today we’re going to stop that angsty feeling in its tracks. Like any good craftsman, we need a solid blueprint to guide us. Time and Tools Needed Where should you draw up your life’s blueprint?

10 Websites To Make You Think Supposedly browsing the internet requires more brain power than watching television. Although judging from some of the websites we’ve come across that assumption is cast into doubt. Here’s some of the sites we like that might get your brain to sit up and listen. Ted A conference that started in 1984 bringing together experts in technology, entertainment and design quickly grew into so much more. The conference itself is invitation only, but the website features all the talks at the conference in high res video format. New Scientist The New Scientist website carries new articles from the magazine as well as the NS archive of over 76,000 pieces. Big Think The Big Think website is a collection of ‘global thought leaders’ who offer their thoughts and analysis on world events and other important developments. Café Scientifque ‘for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology’ Breathing Earth Arts & Letters Daily How Stuff Works

Getting Away With Doing Your Own Thing Socially If someone has a personality, preferences, or interests that differ from the social norm, then I think as much as possible they should try to figure out a way to be able to do their own thing and not have to change. The world being what it is, there are times we all have to be practical and compromise, but overall people are more content when they can stay true to their nature. Since hardly anyone perfectly fits the social ideal, I think everyone does the things below to one degree or another. Here are my thoughts on how to go your own way: Be comfortable with yourself Accept yourself for you are and don't feel there's anything wrong with you for, say, liking your quiet time or not being irresistibly drawn to crowded bars. Genuinely don't care what people think This is easier said than done since we're all sensitive to people's negative judgments. Accept you're going to ruffle some feathers If you continually go against the norm it's going to cause some friction. Educate people

Rhythm and Meter in English Poetry Rhythm and Meter in English Poetry English poetry employs five basic rhythms of varying stressed (/) and unstressed (x) syllables. The meters are iambs, trochees, spondees, anapests and dactyls. In this document the stressed syllables are marked in boldface type rather than the tradition al "/" and "x." Each unit of rhythm is called a "foot" of poetry. The meters with two-syllable feet are IAMBIC (x /) : That time of year thou mayst in me behold TROCHAIC (/ x): Tell me not in mournful numbersSPONDAIC (/ /): Break, break, break/ On thy cold gray stones, O Sea! Adam Had'em. Here are some more serious examples of the various meters. iambic pentameter (5 iambs, 10 syllables) That time | of year | thou mayst | in me | behold trochaic tetrameter (4 trochees, 8 syllables) Tell me | not in | mournful | numbers anapestic trimeter (3 anapests, 9 syllables) And the sound | of a voice | that is still dactylic hexameter (6 dactyls, 17 syllables; a trochee replaces the last dactyl) A note on the source.

Pourquoi suivons-nous le troupeau ? Avertissement : tous mes articles publiés sur mon blogue avant janvier 2012, dont celui-ci, sont franchement mauvais. Je ne leur reconnais qu’une valeur historique démontrant à quel point, parfois, on pense avoir quelque chose d’intéressant à dire. En fait, je considère qu’ils sont le fruit d’une réflexion mal articulée. (À moins que, comme le disait Nietzsche, « Celui qui s’abaisse veut se faire élever ! Le comportement humain est une chose vraiment fascinante. Nous sommes individuellement capables de prendre les bonnes décisions.Nous agissons rationnellement. En réalité, nous ne sommes pas rationnels, loin de là. Suivre le troupeau. Suivre le troupeau de soi-même mérite que je développe un peu plus sur la chose. Votre curiosité est piquée. Voilà comment nos premières décisions se transforment en habitudes. → Santopia ― L’utopie santé Like this: J'aime chargement…

The 20 Best Books for Language Lovers » Online College Search Seeing as how the entirety of organic history exists thanks to communication — even rudimentary chemical exchanges between cells qualify — it makes perfect sense that many find the concept utterly engaging. Language pervades everything, building and destroying as time marches ever forward. And while even the most learned scholars can't even begin to fully explain its physiology, origins, structures and pretty much every other component, they've certainly done a pretty lovely job scratching the surface. Why You Say It by Webb Garrison: As one can probably ascertain from the title, Why You Say It explores the unusual (if not outright unexpected) origins of various English idioms.

Les 10 avantages de se lever tôt, et comment le faire Cet article est une traduction de 10 Benefits of Rising Early, and How to Do It de Leo Babauta , publié sur Zenhabits. « Se lever tôt et se coucher tôt fait l’homme en bonne santé, riche et sage »Benjamin Franklin « Ne croyez pas aux bénéfices accumulés par le fait de se lever tôt, tel que l’a indiqué l’enthousiaste Franklin… »Mark Twain Récemment, le lecteur Rob m’a questionné à propos de mon habitude de me lever tous les jours à 4H30, et m’a demandé d’écrire à propos des bénéfices pour la santé de se lever tôt, ce qui je pense est une excellente question. Hélas, il n’y en pas, à ce que j’en sais. Cependant, il y a une tonne d’autres grands avantages. Tout d’abord, laissez moi vous dire que si vous êtes un couche-tard, et que cela fonctionne bien pour vous, je pense que c’est génial. Saluer le jour. [ad#zen-milieu-ab] Comment devenir un lève-tôt. Ne faites pas de changements drastiques. [ad#zen-bas] Recherches utilisées pour trouver cet article :

Scientists use brain imaging to reveal the movies in our mind BERKELEY — Imagine tapping into the mind of a coma patient, or watching one’s own dream on YouTube. With a cutting-edge blend of brain imaging and computer simulation, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, are bringing these futuristic scenarios within reach. Using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and computational models, UC Berkeley researchers have succeeded in decoding and reconstructing people’s dynamic visual experiences – in this case, watching Hollywood movie trailers. As yet, the technology can only reconstruct movie clips people have already viewed. However, the breakthrough paves the way for reproducing the movies inside our heads that no one else sees, such as dreams and memories, according to researchers. The approximate reconstruction (right) of a movie clip (left) is achieved through brain imaging and computer simulation Brain activity evoked by the second set of clips was used to test the movie reconstruction algorithm.

Deux manières simples pour profiter de la vie et vivre sans regrets Dans 11 minutes 3 secondes, l'accès gratuit aux documents suivants sera définitivement retiré. Téléchargez tout maintenant : Il y a plusieurs façons de profiter de la vie. Partons d’un postulat assez simple : les humains sont des moutons. Maintenant admettons que cette vie de mouton ne vous convienne pas. 1 : Quitter le troupeau 2 : Profiter un maximum du voyage. Quitter le troupeau : Quitter le troupeau, c’est prendre un maximum de risque. Quelques idées en vrac pour quitter le troupeau : partir en voyage itinérant, envoyer paître son patron pour se lancer dans l’entreprise de ses rêves, changer d’habitudes, de mode de vie, de lieux, etc. Quitter le troupeau ne vous garanti par la réussite. Profiter un maximum du voyage : C’est le choix du compromis. Le problème, c’est que l’immense majorité des gens qui n’aiment pas la direction que prend le troupeau, continuent néanmoins de suivre le chemin qu’il trace. Trouver sa voie, et faire ce que l’on aime

How Trees Calm Us Down In 1984, a researcher named Roger Ulrich noticed a curious pattern among patients who were recovering from gallbladder surgery at a suburban hospital in Pennsylvania. Those who had been given rooms overlooking a small stand of deciduous trees were being discharged almost a day sooner, on average, than those in otherwise identical rooms whose windows faced a wall. The results seemed at once obvious—of course a leafy tableau is more therapeutic than a drab brick wall—and puzzling. Whatever curative property the trees possessed, how were they casting it through a pane of glass? That is the riddle that underlies a new study in the journal Scientific Reports by a team of researchers in the United States, Canada, and Australia, led by the University of Chicago psychology professor Marc Berman. Are such numbers fanciful? What is most interesting about this data, though, is one of its subtler details. It’s nice to think that research like this can affect public policy.